12 students injured as school bus overturns

July 24th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, July 24 (IANS) At least 12 students were injured, three critically, when their school bus overturned in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut district Saturday, police said.
The speeding bus, carrying 30-35 students of the DPM College, overturned after the driver applied the brakes suddenly to avoid collision with another vehicle in Pehsuma area, about 400 km from here.

“Those injured are in the age group of 6-17 years. All of them are being treated at a hospital where the condition of three is stated to be critical,” police Inspector P.R. Rewala told reporters in Meerut.

Police have launched an operation to nab the erring driver who managed to escape.

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